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Two ESPN Pundits Weigh In on Jets’ Offseason

Posted by Eric Allen on March 4, 2012 – 10:42 am

The franchise tags are starting to roll in throughout the NFL and one of the top safeties in line to hit the open market on March 13 won’t be going anywhere as the San Francisco 49ers used their franchise designation on S Dashon Goldson. A week from Tuesday, the new league year will commence and you can expect the Jets to make at least a few moves.

“They don’t have a lot of salary cap space, but they are always active,” Adam Schefter told newyorkjets.com. “You look at what’s gone on with the coaching staff after a disappointing season, and Rex Ryan said that he wasn’t expecting any changes and we’ve already seen a lot of changes. I think the same will be true on the players’ side. They don’t have the flexibility to make a lot of moves, but again somehow I expect them to make a lot of moves.”

The Jets’ needs have been talked about in many circles and they include outside linebacker, No. 2 receiver, safety and backup quarterback. After some internal discord in 2011, the Green & White will want to add talented players who will be assets in the locker room.

“You want to make sure you have the right football character in your locker room,” said ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. “They’re not all going to be saints, but you need good football character people and they’ve lost some. They’ve lost some really good football-character people in there and they have to make sure if they go out in that free agency market that they are signing not just talented players but they have good football-character players.”

While the Green & White missed the postseason, they won four playoff games the previous two seasons and were 8-5 after 13 games this past season. There are pieces in place on both sides of the ball and this isn’t a terribly old team, either.

“I still look at a team that went to an AFC title game two years in a row,” Mortensen said. “This is not a team that is bankrupt. It always bothers me when I hear fans say, ‘We have to make a bunch of changes, we have to make a bunch of changes.’ Well, you always retool, you always fine-tune, you always do self-evaluations of what you need to get better. And you go forward and you play out the next season.

“It ain’t broke, so it’s just a matter of what do you have to do to get it back? Sometimes you just have to win two more games to get into the tournament and I mean that’s what it is. If you get into the tournament, you have a chance. The Jets proved that, the Giants just proved it again and the Packers proved it the year before.”

Busy already this offseason, New York’s AFC representative shook up their coaching staff with the additions of offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, O-line coach Dave DeGuglielmo, wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal and defensive line coach Karl Dunbar. Sparano has not only received internal praise but many pundits also believe the Jets scored with the hire of the former Dolphins head coach.

“I think it was a great pickup and the great thing about it was the guy was really well-liked and well-regarded by his players,” Schefter said. “The players who played for him really liked him and really respected him, and he’s widely considered a really good coach in the football community. Dolphins fans have a lot of reasons to be upset and frustrated, and I think Tony Sparano — unfortunately for him — was a scapegoat for a lot of that and I think the Dolphins’ loss will be the Jets’ gain.”

“You want to see if Tony Sparano will bring what his head coach, Rex Ryan, wants him to bring, which is a toughness to that team,” added Mort. “Tony, people might think of him as a former offensive line coach, which he is, but he brings in explosive plays downfield. So you’d like to see that element of it and they have to get consistent at running the ball. Not ground and pound, just consistent running the ball.”

This coming week we’ll air our Combine interviews with Mortensen and Schefter.

Bounty Statement

The hot topic in the NFL the past several days is the league’s investigation into the charge of bounties being issued on opposing players by the Saints from 2009-11. Rex Ryan was asked about the topic and issued the following statement through the team Saturday: “This is something that is being handled by the NFL office. I’ve never condoned it and I’ve never coached it.”


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188 Responses to “Two ESPN Pundits Weigh In on Jets’ Offseason”

  1. By wayne on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    They have to ground and pound, they don’t have an air it the ball type QB. Nor air it out WR……They need to run the ball well in order to win…….Running consistently poorly won’t help………..Talking heads…….The New York Jets have a playaction QB…..They gotta gournd and pound……………………That’s doesn’t mean they can’t throw the ball down field when they do throw it………..Most of us have been begging for them to do that more often for about 10yrs……………If Sparano can incorporate that into this offense, good for Jets, good for him.

  2. By IRA on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Thats right just two more games. Well guess what they tackle McFadden and Tebow and they would’ve finished 10-6 with all the problems they had. Thats right two plays kept them from the playoffs in a down year. Nice to read some positive stuff. Not much out there in the FA market for safeties right now. In matter of fact Pool is rated the 7th best safety available. You know what i would bring him back to camp for one more year and see if he can make the team considering Leonhard’s return is up in the year with his rehab and injury bug the past two years. And then i would draft IIoka from Boise St in rd 2 or 3.
    I also agree that Sparano is going to make a big difference.
    GO JETS!!!!!

  3. By Mark@Jets Realty on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Redskins Safety LaRon Landry was not franchised which was a surprise.
    He is 27 coming off an achilles injury (not torn). He may have an “injury prone” reputation but he might be someone to look at. Does anyone out there have any more details on this guy? Will he fit into Rex’s system?

  4. By MIKE on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Smart Free Agent Pick Up’s

    1) Vernon Carey Starting RT
    2) Ben Jarvis Green Ellis Share carries with Greene and McKnight
    3) Chad Henne 2nd string QB I believe Henne is actually a better all around QB than MS but it’s MS’s job to loose.
    4) Braylon Edwards Starting WR
    5) John Abraham or Robert Mathis Situational pass rusher
    6) Pouha needs to be resigned NT
    7) Michael Griffin SS
    8) Dwight Lowery FS

  5. By sal on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Mortenson makes a great point, lack of charecter will kill talent. Jets made critcial mistakes, cost them a trip to the dance, and they do it every off season, trade off team leaders, vets who keep the morons in order!!

  6. By scjoe on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, Iloka may be there in round 2, but i would be really surprised to see him there in round 3. There is not a whole lot of depth at safety in this draft. At least not on the surface. I would also agree with the article that states, in so many words, that ALL teams rosters turn over every off season. It is not limited to the NY Jets. When you consider contract expiration’s along with the college draft they almost have to. You hate to sound redundant, but it all comes down to the FO and the GM, each and every off season.

  7. By scjoe on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, I would agree with some of your FA signings. BE for one, Carey, Griffin maybe even Lowery, but Abraham may be past his prime and probably wont come cheap, Mathis will probably be looking at a 4-3 team. and Henne only if we can not sign Peyton. Pouha? If he is not signed, and especially if Ellis legal problems are not resolved, you better hope Poe is still available at 16

  8. By Doug aka BIGD on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    2 words … MARIO WILLIAMS

  9. By Doug aka BIGD on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    upshaw,ingram,mercilus or perry

  10. By Gabriel on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Mike,1) don’t know much about him
    2) Were good with our thunder and lightning in greene and mcknight but i can see if Trent falls to 16 ryan would take him in a second
    3) His a good qb to teach him Tony’s offense and possible compete for the starting job but Mark is clearly better
    4) I have heard rumours the Jets want him back but for the right price
    5) They both don’t play the 3-4 and wouldn’t want too to be just a situational player
    6) I sure hope he will but he make ask for too much money
    7) Don’t know much about him
    8)The jets traded him and he has a starting job there, his not coming back

  11. By Karan on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Agree with MIKE all around, thats a great list of free agent pick ups

  12. By Karan on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Absolutely disgusted with the Saints. Gregg William should be fired from the Ram right now. That’s absolutely horrible. No place in football for that.

  13. By SCfromNY on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Hey “Mike” I agree with all your free agents. Getting Pennington out of retirement would be better than Sanchez. I do not think we have the bucks or room on the team without cutting a lot of players and most cuts will not save us money.

  14. By IRA on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to see them resign Lowery. They should’ve never let him go in the first place. Pouha will be resigned in the next week or so. I can’t see them letting him hit the open market on the 13th.

  15. By cgb on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, it’s never just 2 plays. It’s more then that, and your smart enough to know it. I use to play the what if game too. But you are what your’e record say’s you are. Bill Parcels made me truely understand what that means. Some games you get a little lucky, and some will not go your way. In a 16 game season there is enough plays to be won or lost to give either team a chance to win or lose.That’s it…. There’s no crying in football.

  16. By vinny on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    First off, make a play for manning!!!! Draft a rb cause shonn greene is not the answer!!! Please get rid of wayne hunter PLEASE!!!! Get a new olineman thru draft or free agency. Draft a LB or Two!!!! Draft a safety!!!!! = jets back in playoffs!!!!!

  17. By Jet24 on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    1. in 1st round of nfl draft the jets get Alshon Jeffery WR South carolina
    2. in 2nd jets get DE cam johnson virgina
    3. in 3rd we get lamichael james oregon
    4. in FA we get jones (2007 5th overall pick by cards)
    5. get saftey laron landry in FA
    6. resign pouha and lowery
    7.get chad henne to be backup
    8. bring favre to be qbs coach*

    *= dream

  18. By don on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    i agree with ira the jets need to bring back lowery & the jets must re-sign pouha i would like to get john abraham but he want”s what the top 5 defensive end”s are making which is about 12 mil per he”s good but not worth 12 mil a year . if marques colston hits the open market i would love to have him in the green & white . it”s going to be interesting f/a market & draft for the jets can”t wait to see what happens . yes vinny i agree with you please get rid of wayne hunter . i would love to see the jets use there 16th pick or somehow move up in the draft & use there first round pick & get a stud to replace hunter then go line backer, safety, wideout in the draft .

  19. By MIKE on Mar 4, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe, Maybe wishful thinking on Abraham but there is just garbage for pass rushers this FA. Also Jets use the 3-4 for there base D but once passing downs come Rex mixes in alot of 4 down lineman. An as for Poe, I would grab him or even Decastro if available at 16 even over Richardson, I am sure most people would disagree with that. Teams are built from the inside out and Poe alongside Wilkerson for 10 years sounds good to me, or 4 pro bowl caliber 0-lineman sounds good too.

  20. By IRA on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    cgb,
    Sorry man there is very little difference from a 6-10 team to a 10-6 team. And the difference is only a handful of plays. Thats why we see the parity in this league as it stands now. Look at the Giants this past season. If Romo doesn’t overthrow Austin and Cro and Wilson tackle Cruz the Giants lose those games and never get on a run. Thats the way it is for almost all teams except the Pats that you can pencil in for 12 plus wins every year as long as they have Brady and BB.

  21. By GaryC on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    teams that don’t make the playoffs are always a play or two away,goes back to the jet syndrome of what if,which was the jets lament all last season.

  22. By protegra on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Some good points made here. Here are my suggestions: get Lowery, Ben jarvis Green Ellis from free agency. Draft Upshaw number 1 and George Iloka number 2. If Vinny Curry or Whitney Mercilus is still available in the third round the Jets shoul trade up for one of them. Draft LaMichael James RB in the fourth round and if Nick Foles is still on the board, draft him in the fifth round.

  23. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    I’m with you, cgb, this “two plays” stuff from Ira is some of his least impressive posting in yrs. I could just as easily say with 4 or 5 plays we woulda finished 4-12. Why is anyone surprised on this Saints story? I stopped rooting for them when they hit Favre in back-to-back dirty plays in the 4th quarter of the NFC championship and for some reason the refs didn’t call it. I hope Goodell, who seems so anxious to micromanage players’ behavior off the field, throws the book at the entire NO org for their despicable behavior on the field, if proven. Of course, this could also lead to an investigation of the same kind of behavior when Rex was with the Ravens…

  24. By Tom Spicer on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Did any of you guys see the video of Peyton throwing? He is fine he was throwing LASERS. Peyton is 35 he can play for another 5 years. The Jets need to do EVERYTHING & ANYTHING to get this guy. By signing him you fill multiple holes 1 you no longer need a RB 2 He will make Kerley & Turner look better then they are 3 The entire D will be better (less time on the field). I can go on & on they need to get this DONE! Peyton will be a free agent by this Thursday the 8th.

  25. By Tom Spicer on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Vinny, I agree with this 100% “First off, make a play for manning!!!! Draft a rb cause shonn greene is not the answer!!! Please get rid of wayne hunter PLEASE!!!!”

  26. By uncle joe on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, getting Lowery back would be AWESOME. I’m starting to back off of Barron at 16. Been reading about a little history of injuries with him. Liking this Trumain Johnson Safety maybe second early 3rd round.

  27. By protegra on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Does Chad Henne as backup solve the Jets quarterback issue. If you look at his stats, he throws more interceptions than touchdowns. Yes he will will come with a cheap price tag but can he help the team?

  28. By IRA on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Tom,
    Thats my point NFL games are decided by 2-3 plays per game and thats how seasons go too.
    The Saints stuff is real bad and the Vilma picture in my garage is off the wall. Thats really bad stuff. Williams needs to be thrown out of the league.
    As for manning everybody i think knows my opinion. I don’t want him its too risky and they have TOO MANY NEEDS to fill and won’t be able to if he were to decide to come to the Jets. Its a make or break year for Sanchez. Lets see how this will play out with him.

  29. By russ on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    rush the passer and secondary is very good…pass rush first all else is second

  30. By Another Tom on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Realistically the only way We can seriously compete with N.E. is to sign Peyton. A Healthy Peyton Manning would make us instant Super bowl contenders..isn’t that what its all about? Get Him and some help on the OL, and a fierce pass rusher. Peyton’s leadership,skills and respectability is EXACTLY what this team needs..

  31. By GaryC on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    uncle joe, I mentioned trumaine johnson a couple of weeks ago about teams who see tall corners usually move them to safeties,If you can get this guy in third but believe he will be gone,my guy would be Shea McClellin who has the motor of another,brooks reed,connor barwin.OF course that is if jets can draft that big wideout in First,Maybe Hill Or Jeffrey.

  32. By scjoe on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, you are absolutely right about the lack of (3-4) pass rushers in free agency. The only one that pops out to me would be Spencer (Dal.) But if I had my way I would definitely go with Poe at 16 if he is there because he would make whoever we line up at OLB better pass rushers. I think this player would consistently tie up two blockers and allow penetration by the OLBs.

  33. By scjoe on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    I totally understand the point Ira is trying to make. This is a league that has about 3-4 “A” teams, for lack of a better term, and about the same amount of “C” teams, and all the rest would be categorized as “B” teams. Parity! Or what Rozelle termed as “competitive balance” So in essence Ira is correct, the problem being, the same could be said for most of those “B” teams.

  34. By don on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    we must find a capable back up quarter back . the jets are reportedly interested in chad henne & jason campbell both would be terrific backups & come relatively cheap , but the answer is can they both stay healthy . w/ so many need positions to address & limited cap space mt. t & company cannot afford to spend money on a big time f/a ex:/ mario williams, mario manningham . i would love to pick up jarret johnson outside l/b he’s very good stoping the run & bring maybin back for another year . both edwards & cotchery are f/a & would be cheap options . i say ya if they are healthy & the price is right . barron as a first round pick good at blowing up the run . not so man to man .i like courtney upshaw, quinton coples ” aka” vernon gholston “

  35. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Ok..This is the lineup in the backfield a few people here want to see.

    Revis – Cro / Corners
    Pool – Lowery / FS – SS
    Wilson / Nickel

    That’s not bad. As long as we improve the front even.
    We have to get LB’s and a passrushing DE. Once we improve that it will make our secondary even better. Wilson has shown big improvements.

  36. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Boy, I guess Spicer really didn’t like those shortbread cookies that Sanchez sent him for Valentine’s Day…

  37. By IRA on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Uncle Joe,
    The thing about Lowery i just couldn’t understand was that he always came up with big plays even back in his rookie year when he started at CB and had 2 PD’s at the goal line in Mia. And time after time he came up with INT’s or FR’s plus they used him to blitz. Unless it was a money issue it just didn’t make sense to trade him last year.

  38. By Bennett on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Henne is getting a lot of interest for such a terrible QB. Maybe 4-5 million … would make him probably the highest paid backup in the game. I wonder why this is with his “garbage” stats and awfull play. Latest rumor has it Denver is interested ,doesn’t that guy the got running things overe there ,whats his name ,know something about QB”s ? If the Jets are smart enought to get him ( which I doubt ) he takes the job from Sanchez by game 6. And we will than be able to argue for quite awhile, is it because he is so good or Sanchez is just so bad ? Any way Mr.” silver plater” gets the competion he always needed

  39. By Scott T. on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Drafting a RB with the 16th pick is a big mistake, even if Richardson is available. We have big needs at Dline, OL, Oline and safety.. If we can’t get upshaw, Ingram, or Decastro we should trade back, to get extra picks. I do not think we should take Barron with the 16th pick either. I hear that Barron isn’t great in coverage so to me it doesnt make sense to pick up a safety that is just a hard hitter.

    Ira I’m with you on the parity of the NFL.

  40. By westcoastJET28 on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Check this low risk / high reward list posted on BR. It talks about inexpensive FA’s that the Jets should pursue to fill some holes and add depth. Although I dont and will probably never agree with signing Henne (I’d rather sign Pennington), the rest of the players on this list seem pretty solid. http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/1090714-new-york-jets-free-agency-targeting-seven-low-risk-high-reward-players

  41. By scjoe on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    64, your guy Cimini has a very interesting article today in which he states that neither Henne, Orton or Campbell is interested in coming to NY to be the #2 guy. Now that could be a problem if you believe in Mike Tannenbaums philosophy that MS is their guy in 2012. Also, re: Peyton, he says that his “sources” tell him it would take a “momentous shift” for them to bail on Sanchez. Duh…..Peyton IS a momentous shift.

  42. By jetfan1 on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Wayne Hunter is a BACKUP! Back up and undo his contract Please! LOL! He absolutely is not worthy of being called the starter going in to camp based on his play! You never know what will happen given an actual offseason to prepare but they need to replace him asap!

  43. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    G/Carl Nicks ,W/Marques Colston, W/Reggie Wayne and DE/OLB Mario Williams Did not recieve franchise tag.

    Note to NYJ: Please sign either Carl Nicks or Mario Williams

  44. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, Ira, as long as you acknowledge that if you’re going to single out plays over the course of a season it works both ways. scjoe, of course none of those guys want to be backups and they especially don’t want to walk into a situation in which Mr T and Rex treat them like Clemens in 2009, telling them they have a shot at starting when they don’t. Still another thing to dislike about those two — people around the NFL are getting hip to the fact that they can’t be trusted, like what Ellis said about the Jets having “no loyalty.”

  45. By 40 year fan on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Just read Pennington is working with Sanchez ..That is great news ..Pennington ran an offense , he had consistant drives ,and had the best play fake move I ever saw ..Things are looking up ..

  46. By 40 year fan on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    The more Bill Parcells guys we can bring in …The better …

  47. By DKM on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    GaryC …… Papst Blue Ribbon Line …….FFFFUUUUNNNNYYYY………LOL.

    Hunter is here to stay get over it.

    SCJOE Cimini at this point thinks nothing absolutely nothing will help or fix the Jets no matter what the FO is coming up with.
    Im asking why is he still the Beatwriter for the Jets when he hates them so much go write for HOUSE & GARDEN it might be better for his Heart and Nerves and you actually get to enjoy the Fresh Air.

    Allan O stop dreaming about M. Williams.

  48. By 40 year fan on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Tanehill texas’ QB sure looks good in the draft

  49. By 40 year fan on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Courtney Upshaw has got Jets written all over him …

  50. By 40 year fan on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    We gotta get some great linebackers out of this draft ..upshaw , hightower travis lewis , tank carder , kuechly ..We need to step up ..

  51. By DKM on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    The writing on the Wall is getting bigger and BIGGER by the Day, so more experts think it aint happening and the Jets Brass is keeping quiet i think Payton is on his way to bring MANNINGMANIA to new york.

    LINMAGIC & MANNINGMANIA ……………. HELP US ALL.

  52. By DKM on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Here is my take on whole Bounty thing ………. ha,ha,ha,ha ……..snort,snort,…..
    Isnt it what you supposed to do when you play Football go out play hard and hit Hard wasnt this the whole sense of the game anyway isnt this why you pay Millions of Mullahs to the Players in the first place, isnt this why you have penaltys and fines implemented in the game. Mr. Goodell your on a witch hunt again cool i wish you and your peers would had invested that much time and turmoil in to spygate and that was serious tampering with the game.

  53. By DKM on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    This finaly will end some of the crapie Ideas on this side with whom the Jets schould bring in coming FA.
    Mathis, Williams,Foster,Jackson,………..etc., why would any of these Teams let go of some of there best and proven players.
    I love how some of these Fans wanna bring all these starstuted Players and cut half the current Team without thinking does it make sense, do they fit under the cap, can they play in the system and what else does it take to put a competative Team on the Field.
    Maybe now we finally can talk about some real possibilitys wich make sense for this Team.

  54. By DKM on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    NO im sorry MIKES List stinks………………….. The Lawfirm you got to be kidding me, better than SG, as good as, maybe, but better…………….., Abraham & Mathis …… why not ask Reggie White to come out of retirement, stop recycling WR move on, MG got tagged you realy didnt think the Titans would let go of there best S especially with S being so cheap to tag.

  55. By DKM on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Im not of the Sanchez Bandwagon yet, but HENNE, CAMPBELL, ORTON or whoever i dont care as long we dont bring Brunell back.

    Well if it is Payton we want see Sanchez anyway.

    As long as he can give Sanchez something to think about and fill in, in case of a injury i dont care what last name he has.

    GO JETS

  56. By DKM on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    For anybody thinking that Mr. T going out there and starting things with Scott is no Big Deal wait and watch. This is going to be interesting.
    I wish that the FO and especially our GM would start conducting Business like a normal Team quietly and with confidence.
    Stop doing it in the Media and showing up players it doesnt sit well with them.
    And it always seems to catch up with the Jets.

  57. By Karan on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    i’m glad many Jets fans like Lowery. He was one of my fav players when he was here. Hopefully the Jaguars won’t lock him up and the Jets will go after him. Yes Ira, letting that guy go was a mistake, I was surprised when it happened. should have kept either Lowery or Coleman. These types of players matter, I hope Rex realizes that.

  58. By Tom Spicer on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    WestcoastJet28, I like the link a few of them are as follows speaking about Wayne Hunter they said “he was constantly run over by opposing defensive players last season.” & Hunter was awful last season, giving up 8.5 sacks and committing 11 penalties The Jets need to look for other options at right tackle.
    about Braylon “is a much better deep threat than Burress. Edwards’ speed, size and ability to stretch the field created matchup problems for opposing defenses, which would routinely spring Santonio Holmes. If Braylon is healthy and is willing to return, he could be the ultimate low-risk, high-reward player for the Jets.”

  59. By Tom Spicer on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Bleacher report said this “Right Tackle”
    In my opinion, this is the biggest hole on the team. Wayne Hunter’s inconsistent play on the edge of the line led to a severe regression in Sanchez’s development, as he was clearly not a comfortable player all season. After Damien Woody retired, the Jets went from having one of the best offensive lines in football to being one of the most inconsistent units in the NFL. All indications show that Hunter will be on the roster in 2012, but the Jets are kidding themselves if they think he will magically improve into a solid player. Tannenbaum must find a replacement through free agency or the draft

  60. By Tom Spicer on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Bleacher report also said this “Wide Receiver”
    It appears unlikely that the Jets try to keep Plaxico Burress for another season. Sanchez had a tough time adjusting to throwing to a receiver that could not get consistent separation between the 20s. The Jets must get faster and more athletic at the position

  61. By Tom Spicer on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Bleacher report ” I would not be surprised to see the Jets spend a high draft pick on a runner. The free agency class is either far too expensive or does not provide good enough value.”

  62. By Tom Spicer on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Bleacher report “Expect them to draft a running back somewhere along the line as well; where they draft one will depend on the value they would get in the draft. For example, if Trent Richardson is available in the first, they may go that route. If David Wilson is somehow on the board in the second, he will be in heavy consideration”

  63. By Karan on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    Obtain:
    Jason Campbell
    Vernon Carey
    Blocking Tight End
    Braylon Edwards
    Dwight Lowery
    Michael Griffin
    James Farrior
    OLB

    Wouldn’t mind getting Chad Pennington but he’s nearly retired
    Ben Hartsock was always a good blocking tight end
    If not Michael Griffin, then draft Mark Barron
    If they go for Griffin, draft a pass rusher (OLB)

  64. By IRA on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    If Henne can get 4 mill as a b/u the Jets will never sign him. Reports about Ronnie Brown maybe coming to the Jets may be a good fit. If healthy he would complement Greene well and McKnight could be the 3rd down RB.
    Congrats to Weatherford who just got tagged at about 2.5 mill. The Jets would never pay a kicker or punter that type of money.

  65. By uncle joe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, the Lowery thing was weird, almost like they had to pay back a favor or something. Some things we will never know! Some players never get their chance here and it is VERY fustrating. I’m still bitter about Cummings,Elam,Coleman and RAY MICKENS never getting their fair shot!

  66. By uncle joe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    I love Slauson as a player and he seems like the ultimate teammate, but with his injury and the fact that it would be a tremendous upgrade, the Jets should go all in on Carl Nicks. Peyton Manning or any QB with our O-line last year will look like Sanchez did, but Sanchez with a GREAT O-Line can look,,,not like Peyton Mannig,,but A LOT BETTER than he did last year. I bet our RBs would look better too!

  67. By uncle joe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    If we go the way of the Giants in the draft, That 3-4 DE Devon Still could be the 16th pick. I know if Richardson is there it would be hard to pass but, we CANNOT afford a bust or mistake and any player with an injury concern or boom or bust label MUST be passed on.

  68. By uncle joe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Hey GaryC,I just did a little checking up on your guy Shea McClellin. I would take that guy in a heartbeat. We should’ve had Brooks Reed, he was there for the taking,who did we take instead? was it Ducasse? Maybe we all DO know more than these GMs!!!!!

  69. By uncle joe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mangold’s sister is gonna be in the Olympics for weightlifting,now I have a reason to watch the Olympics. Go Holley,,,make us proud.

  70. By GaryC on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    keep dangling the Manning carrot to jet fans,eventually they will bite.Another Hall of Famer In jet green who will implode around this team,you only see his good throws on ESPN, that’s what his people want you to see,Jet management has to draft players and let them become Hall of Famers instead of receiving other teams Hall of Fame bounties.THE LIST GETS LONGER AND LONGER.

  71. By IRA on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    uncle joe, Have to give you credit about Reed they should’ve drafted him. The Lowery thing had to be about money. They probably saved about 500,000.00 or so and it came back to bite them in the you know what.

  72. By russ on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Checking Hunters performance he did more for the oppostion than any of opposing players…he put players like Turner on IR allowed painful sacks to quarterback and allowed Shonn Green to get sacked in backfield ..a true incompetent…

  73. By Frank on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    This whole Lowery debate is hilarious another slow footed Safety who consistantly got torched. He made a big play here and there but gave up just as many. He is not the answer at Safety…Griffin who would have been has been tagged. I say we pick DeCastro who would be a perenial pro bowler I have no doubt Slauson will be ready for the season and I would slide him outside to Hunters spot. Remember he was a tackle they moved inside. I am more concerned with Moore who has bad hips and has one year left on his contract. We need depth at Guard with Turner coming back he could easily slide in for Hunter if he struggles again.

  74. By GaryC on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    uncle joe, I think McClellin can fly under the radar and really be good.he has that work ethic like reed and connor barwin.

  75. By Tom Spicer on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    1 week from today Tuesday the 13th starts free agency in the words of Bart Scott CANT WAIT!

  76. By Tom Spicer on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    The Jets did not franchise Pohua so they have a week to work out a deal with him or we can lose him & get nothing in return.

  77. By Tom Spicer on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Uncle Joe, Thats what I have been trying to tell these guys for months. If the Jets kept Woody, Braylon & Cotchery Mark Sanchez would have had a much MUCH better year.

  78. By Tom Spicer on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Tom 64, About your shortbread comment I have been the #1 guy on this site saying we need to get Peyton. I dont care about Mark I care about the Jets winning. Just cause I dont want Henne cause I know he is a clear down grade with more turnovers than TDS in every season he has every had. Also his career high in TDS is 15 something Mark matched in his rookie year. FYI Mark had 32 TDS this year more than DOUBLE Henne’s 4 year career high. Henne also had Brandon Marshall, Anthhony Fasano & Devon Bess to throw to so the not having weapons thing aint flying!

  79. By Tom Spicer on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    SCJoe, I was watching NFL network last night & Jamie Dukes & Charles Davis were talking about Trent Richardson 1 of them said he is a top 5 player in this draft & the other guy said he is a top 10 player in this draft. They said he can do it all run over guys, shake guys, out run guys, be the goal line back, pass block & catch passes the TOTAL BACK. The host asked will he go in the top 10 They both said no they said it is a passing league & that backs are not valued like they used to be. The host said really? & both of them said 100% no chance he goes in the top 10 Jamie Dukes said someone in the teens is going to get him & it will be a steal AHEM AHEM the Jets at 16?

  80. By Frank on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Well people in 2 days we will find out if Manning is fanatasy or reality. His bonus is due on the 8th.
    We need to re-sign Pohua, Thomas, Folk, Turner, Pool and Maybin. Pohua is the number 1 priority Ellis is a disaster. Folk has been clutch in the playoffs I want him back. Turner is our best reserve and most flexible O-Lineman. There are no safety’s left in FA that are a significant upgrade we need to address this area in the draft. Thomas was our second best LB after Harris. Maybin speaks for itself.
    We need to trade Sanchize-Not and get his horiffic 14 Mil cap number off the books he is the most over paid player in the NFL. Henne at 4 Mil is a capable game manager the extra 10 Mil will go a long way to bring in a significant FA..

  81. By Frank on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Uncle Joe if Randy archives these postings you can look back to last year I was imploring TanWoody to trade up in the second round for Brooks Reed instead they sat put and drafted Ellis in the 3rd round which was a huge over reach. Now that the Texans got Reed that leaves Williams as the marquee FA the Jets need to find a way to get him.

  82. By uncle joe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer, Richardson sounds great but I just hate an RB at 16, especially one coming off knee surgery. We can’t afford to miss here. We would be better off trading the pick. If we pass on Richardson it would push all RBs to slip. There are 4 that look really good,we would definatelly get one of those 4 in the second round.

  83. By Mark@Jets Realty on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Randy!
    On the Saints bounty issue, there is someone that gets very little mention
    that is involved .
    This guy Mike Ornstein is an agent and marketing rep.
    He put up money as part of the bounty. How is this possible?
    On top of it he is a convicted felon.
    How is this guy aloud to have contact with anyone in the NFL?
    Did he put up a bounty on players not willing to let him represent them?
    I haven’t heard his name mentioned on any talk radio and he is in this up toh his neck.
    Randy, why do we never hear details about his Ornstein’s involvement?

  84. By wayne on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, didn’t want to bring it up about Weatherford, but they couldn’t afford it….They’re trying to give contracts away, or get players to trade themselves, or hope. Mr. T it seems or so he says doesn’t think competition is necessary for his young, inconsistent, regressing QB. Sounds like the coddling might continue….I become less impress with T, the more I hear from him,….As I said, Spicer, IF TRENT RICHARDSON, DROPS TO 16, HE IS A JET..IT IS THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT NEED…..This team had a top 10 Defense, despite its deficiencies. The disaster took place on offense……simple….So I’ll let you guys prognosticate and wait….Ira, you cannot be serious about Ronnie Brown. The definition of underachiever..

  85. By wayne on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    In total agreement with the Vernon Carey idea, pick Richardson, re sign Ira’s BFF and a blocking TE and go to work…..Do whatever they want with the rest of the picks to supplement the defense…………..JUST LIKE THAT, BAM!!!!! Ready to roll………….

  86. By IRA on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Frank,
    Lowery could add depth to a weak safety group.
    Tom,
    The Jets got caught up before and after the 2010 season in giving some players big contracts. Thats why they broke up that team. Problem was they had an off year in making those changes. Lets hope they regroup this spring with free agency and have a stellar draft.

  87. By wayne on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Me, I, Moi am the first guy here to suggest picking Richardson. If he’s not picked by the Jets it’s because someone jumped in front of them to get him…..Like Cincinnati…..And no other reason……………………..They’re not taking no, 6’1″ 280 LB instead of that guy if he’s available………….

  88. By GaryC on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    the jets need to do a sign and trade with the seahawks who didn’t franchise Bryant,one for one, Pouha for Bryant.

  89. By GaryC on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    jets better be considering Nick Perry if he is there,If maybin gets some weight put on him, he and Perry could finally get jets a pass rush.

  90. By uncle joe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, If I was GM for the day I would have Sanchez restructure his deal and have a plane waiting for Carl Nicks the second Free Agency starts. Then I would take this Guard DeCastro at 16. Which one of my Green Bleeding Brothers said it here a few weeks ago ” Wall Street “? Then it would’nt matter if 64 Tom was our QB and I was our Running Back, we would be UNSTOPABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. By scjoe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer, re” Richardson? To me it really don’t matter what the “experts” say, especially 2 months before the draft. Richardson is to much of a talent not to go in the top 10. Maybe via trade, but in the top ten. As far as “Bleacher Report” I read it all the time, I get it delivered right to my email, but for some reason it strikes me as not a very reliable source of information. It just seems like “those reporters” take certain statements out of context from the more reliable sources and use those statements how they see fit. Does that make sense to you? Kind of hard to explain, maybe it is just a “me” thing.

  92. By Jet Blue on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Trent Richardson will be gone by pick #16. These so called analysts on NFL NW & ESPN have othing better to do but create buzz or beat an issue into oblivion. The Jets don’t need to take a RB at #16. They need to take the best DL or OLB available. Until MS learns how to play QB, no Jet RB is going to be able to do much of anything when defenses know they don’t have to respect the pass. In this league, the pass sets up the run. If we’re going to give MS another year to prove that he can’t play QB, lets not waste a pick on a RB that will take hits that other RBs don’t need to, because thye have a QB that can actually pass the ball down field…..and the guts to stand in the pocket and deliver. We don’t have that luxury.

  93. By scjoe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer, just one more thing. You have been the “#2″ guy on this site lobbying for Peyton (lol) with yours truly being #1

  94. By Jet Blue on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer – The Jets could have had Jerry Rice & Sanchez still would have had the same year. He’s had 3 yrs to prove he can play this game. Rookie QBs had a better year than he did last year. Maybe once he learns to take responsibility for the way he prepares for a game, and the way he pays a game, he’ll understand that it’s a leader is only successful when others follow him. He sits on the bench by himself for a reason. He’s no better now than he was when he came to camp as a rookie. Look at Eli if you want to see growth. That’s what a QB does to get others to follow.

  95. By scjoe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Seems like everyone is making a list “and checking it twice” on what the Jets should do this off season, so here is mine.
    In Free Agency
    1- Peyton Manning
    2-Vernon Carey
    3-Braylon Edwards
    4-Michael Griffin/Dwight Lowery
    NFL Draf
    1- Richardson
    2-Alamada Ta’mau (NT)
    3-Robinson (OLB Texas
    4-Best available safety
    5-Best available O line men
    6-Best available D lineman
    7- Best available kicker/punter

  96. By MIKE on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Richardson may be the best back in the draft but he will not have immediate success in NY because Jets don’t have a passing game to keep Defence’s on there heals and still have holes on the O-line. Jets are better off taking Decastro or Poe at 16 and getting a speed back in 2nd or 3rd round. If Jets take Decastro at 16 than Jets will have what they had in 2008-2010. The best offensive line in football.

    Great 0-line= great running game
    Great o-line = less sacks and int’s
    Great o-line= WINS

  97. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    I completely agree, Spicer, I refuse to get caught up in love or loyalty or lunacy or whatever for any one player at the expense of the team’s chances of winning. Especially when you consider how long it’s been since we actually won anything.

  98. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    DKM, Only wishful thinking on Mario Williams. It’s hard being a Jet fan knowing that this talent maybe going off to our most hated rival. And NE is eyeing Wallace so with that they will improve there already potent offense and add a piece to their D. As for us, I hope they can go out in free agency and land a guy like Nicks or Carey. Teams are Tagging their stars now, so the picking is getting slim. March 8th is coming and it’s gonna be interesting on what the Jets do…..

  99. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    I am a firm believer in the battles are won and lost in the trenches. So, it’s vital the NYJ pick up players that can fill in those holes right away via free agency or the draft namely the O-line. Then if we can get a Nicks or a Carey we can look into getting Peyton. I am sorry for all those GQ lovers out there….but I want to win…and I want to win NOW!….Flynn was not tagged by GB..so he;s off to Miami for sure.

  100. By Tom Spicer on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Frank, Was the guy on this site saying get Brooks Reed.

  101. By Tom Spicer on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Wayne SCJoe was the 1st guy on this site saying we should take take Richardson

  102. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    I didn’t get as far as I wanted at QB, uncle joe, but I’ll tell you this, I was a lot smaller than Sanchez and a lot less afraid of getting hit.

  103. By Tom Spicer on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Jet Blue, This “no Jet RB is going to be able to do much of anything when defenses know they don’t have to respect the pass.” Is 100% WRONG! in 2009 we lead the NFL in rushing Mark was a rookie. Did teams respect the pass than? NO In 2010 we were in the top 10 in the NFL in rushing in Marks 2nd year. This year the Broncos & the Texans were #1 & #2 in rushing with Tim Tebow & TJ Yates at QB. Did teams respect there passing game? NO If they Jets get a better right tackle & a better running back YOU could be the QB & the Jets would be able to run the ball well!

  104. By Frank on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Lets see Bree’s gets the franchise tag and its 15 Mil and we are paying Sanchize-Not 14 Mil does anyone else but me see a problem in this????
    Brees is “livid” about this tag TanWoody should explore the possibilty of a trade. I know it sounds far fetched but the Saints are in big trouble this season and for all intents and purposes they will go nowhere this year just maybe they can make it happen.

  105. By scjoe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, I think with Richardson’s talent he would not only make it in NY, but he would immediately make the QB, no matter who that may be, better. If that QB happened to be Peyton Manning it would immediately make this whole offense one to be reckoned with. As for my wish list above? If Peyton isn’t coming to NY and if Richardson is off the board at 16, Poe would be my choice. Somehow I believe things will fall “out of place” as they usually do with the NY Jets and Pouah will sign with NE over a few bucks, thus, Poe at #16. Everything hinges on free agency.

  106. By Gerry on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    The Jets should address S, RT and OLB. With teams using spread offenses, getting to the QB is a must. For example the Giants can get to the QB without dialing up a blitz. Definitely RT and S got to be on the priorty list. Let’s face it Wayne Hunter and Eric Smith are not starters. They were really bad last season

  107. By scjoe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t you just love these ESPN reporters (Joyner and Horton) giving their “opinions” on who would be “good fits” for both Mario Williams and Mike Wallace? Both believe that the NE Patriots would be a good fit for both players. Well duh!!!!!!!!!!!! I can name you at least 20 other teams that would be “good fits” for those two players.

  108. By scjoe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    On Cimini’s article today re” Mark Sanchez whereabouts, for what it is worth. Most of you here know that I am not one of Mark Sanchez biggest supporters, BUT, this is a non issue. There is no clause in his contract that says he has to answer to the media or the press during the off season. That is true with all players not just him. With that being said, would it have been a feather in his cap had he addressed the issues? Yes, it would have. But lets remember this IS off season for all NFL players and they are under no obligation to speak to the press. So lets move on.

  109. By scjoe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Alan O’ Great point about NE targeting both Wallace and Mario Williams and that is only free agency, they also have six picks in the first three rounds of the draft. I have said this before and I will say it again, God help us if this is the year Belichek gets it right in the draft and hits a few of those picks out of the park. And what are we doing? Squabbling over Campbell and Orton to compete with Mark Sanchez at the QB position. Bottom line? The NY Jets need Peyton Manning as their QB in 2012 just to keep pace with NE even without them hitting a few out of the park. Mike Tannenbaum and the NY Jets FO has to know this.

  110. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Anybody who can make a trade of Brees to the Jets happen gets free margaritas from me for life anytime he or she is ever on California soil.

  111. By Karan on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I’m not surprised that it’s happened but the fact knowing that Peyton Manning will not be a Colt next season is still hard to fathom. Don’t like Jim Irsay at all, I know Manning is up in age but the fact that Colts release after he missed just one season is utter disrespect. That owner needs to stop tweeting constantly and he better hope Luck is not a bust,because if he is,HAHAHAA. Anyways, I think Manning is great but I don’t think he will be a good fit for the Jets. know people who hate our QB will be going crazy begging for Manning to come to NY. Heck,it might even happen, but it also might not happen.Still,Manning is Manning so its very hard to back up my words.I wish him the best of luck nonetheless, and hope a finds a good team.

  112. By danny on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    It’s official Peyton is a free man. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGN A 35YR OLD VET WHO IS ONE OF THE BEST EVER TO PLAY THE GAME AT HIS POSITION. I don’t wanna hear ohh well Brett Favre all over again because 1st Peyton is better then Brett and second Peyton is 36 not 40. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGN PEYTON MANNING OMG PLEASE

  113. By KB on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t agree with or think that Manning should come to the Jets. Hopefully, Rex learned his lesson when he picked up Favre a few years back. Does anyone remember this? I don’t think the Jets will even make a move for Manning because Rex seems so committed to Sanchez anyway.
    Jets need to fortify their O-line. Getting DeCastro at 16 would be a sweet pickup. Hopefully, Sparano improves the offense and the play of Sanchez. It would be nice to get some younger, quicker guys on D in the draft too. We’ll see what happens. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Manning in Miami next season… Just saying…

  114. By uncle joe on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer,I love when you hit these people with the facts, nicely done my man.Alan O’ and scjoe, NE has to give up a 1st rounder for Wallace plus pay him BIG Bucks.They just Franchised Welker that’s BIG Bucks. Super Mario is gonna be like 14 Mill a year.What is Brady gettin these days? They can’t afford all these guys. And if they can,,,Revis shuts down Wallace and D’Brick shuts down Mario. BRING IT ON!!! My boy K.Wilson can handle Welker. That TE they have slipped to the 2nd round cause of injuries,he’s gonna break down this year,Ya heard it here first! Oh,and Brady is showin signs of breaking down TOO!!!!!

  115. By Kevin65Fan on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply

    SIGN manning…top priority…TRADE Sanchize to SeaHawks for a 2 and 5 pick…let him reunite with Carroll. Draft D..D..D..OL..D…D…Sign Reggie Wayne…balls will be flying all over Met-Life…holes will open for running attack.
    Do it Mr. T…don’t screw this up. Mac will learn even more from the best as he is groomed to be our future QB….Do it Mr. T.

  116. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Well, it looks like the Colts are cutting Manning, so get ready for some big-time craziness over the next few weeks. Wonder who this “Jet player” is who, according to the Daily News, said, “He needs to be a Jet…”?

  117. By IRA on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ok well let the Peyton circus start. You can bet the Jets are going to go after Peyton. No wonder Sanchez is out of sight and laying low. Mr T probably told him this was going to go down when they met. I just can’t see how anybody can write the Jets would be SB contenders if they sign Peyton. They have lots of other needs they need to address. Hope they can’t get him and they build a solid team around Sanchez that can make a run for the playoffs this year. It wouldn’t shock me if we see Sanchez in Seattle and Peyton with the Jets. Woody makes some really splashy moves that might not be the best football moves. Like the Favre move. They should’ve kept Chad instead that year. I will say if Peyton were to sign with the Jets the locker room crap…

  118. By IRA on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    …would stop right away. Funny how the Jets blew the draft not taking Favre and how Peyton didn’t come out early because he wanted no part of Parcells. Now both of them could end up playing for the Jets at the end of their careers.

  119. By GaryC on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    yeah, the jets are going to bring peyton into this circus atmosphere with rex as the ringmaster,he didn’t want to be here when Parcells was here,what makes you think he wants to be here now.Again, we have the jets looking for those shortcuts to bring in a super bowl.

  120. By Frank on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Well boys the party is starting sooner than I forecast. You can bet your bottom dollar TanWoody will move full steam ahead on Manning. The best part of this is Sanchize-Not salary for tis year is not guaranteed so we have flexibility if we sign Manning to either force Sanchize-Not to accept a much lesser deal or trade/cut him if he does not. Sanchize-Not has to realize there is no way in heaven he is going to make 14 Mil this year from any team. Soooooo in my opinion we can make this happen.
    You happy now Spicer????????? Lets git’r done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    I like to compare this Peyton Manning issue like owning a new car. I have 2010 Dodge Challenger V6 looks great…good on gas..but it doesn’t have that much power. Sure I can upgrade some parts..new exhaust, cold air intake and so on. Most I can get is an extra 35hp if that. Now..Here comes the same Challenger with a Hemi..blows right by me. Now I know I can’t even catch up with car. So now I want a Hemi to hang with the big boys. I have power now same looks and if I want to pass someone I’m going to. So compare sanchez to the v6 and Manning to the hemi…get the picture? And I got my Hemi and I’m really happy.

  122. By uncle joe on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Read the ESPN article in today’s clippings, it tells the story of STAY AWAY FROM MANNING. Nothing wrong with Sanchez,it was a bad year for the whole team. Even Revis and Mangold had off years. Sanchez is our guy. Manning’s last game he played was a LOSS to SANCHEZ! SANCEZ is OUR GUY. Stability and experience is all he needs. Last season will make this whole team stronger.SANCHEZ IS OUR GUY,PERIOD!!!!!!!

  123. By wayne on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    More Peyton fantasies…..He ain’t coming…..Zero reasons for hm to come…..Reasons not to: Coach, locker room, management, talent, little cap space…..CAN’T PROTECT THEIR QUARTERBACK.

  124. By Tom Spicer on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    GET PEYTON & GET HIM NOW! YOU WILL BE A INSTANT SUPER BOWL CONTENDER!

  125. By JetFan on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton is not the answer; There is opinion that he has “completely” healed yet the team that knows him the best, that is most attached to him, that wants him to stay has let him go because they cannot guarantee, based on their extensive medical exams that he will remain healthy: thus —- Sanchez Year IV.

  126. By wayne on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe, you can’t say GQ should have his privacy during off season then say he should respond to questions of his whereabouts……That’s one of GQ’s biggest problems, he has not handled the press well…..I for one believe he should start changing that by not answering anything of his whereabouts…..Tell Cimini to move along. Next story…..Sorry I disagree with you Spicer, from end of season till now I spoken of drafting best runningback available……and no other position……So sorry to you sir….

  127. By Frank on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    64 I say while we explore Manning we also make a pitch to the Saints for Brees. We offer Sanchez and our #1 this year and next for Brees do you do the deal?

  128. By Frank on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone comparing the Farve situation with Manning doesn’t know what they are talking about. Favre was no way no how committed to the game the way Peyton is and secondly Favre was several years older when he came to the Jets. Elway did not win his superbowls until he was 37-38 years old. Manning will be highly motivated and I think he will give us the best chance to win a superbowl the next 4 years. I would also be happy with an unlikely trade with the Saints for Brees.

  129. By Frank on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ira I agree with you except the Favre/Pennington analysis. Favre gave us the best chance to go all the way. If he didn’t blow up his arm that may very well have happened. Many of the pundits on the NFL network last night were saying Manning would be a good fit with the Jets including Kurt Warner. I think having Tom Moore in the wings is a big plus for us. Moore could help Sparano set the Jet offense for this season. Sanchize-Not will not do well in that offense thus he needs to go. McElroy would do well in that offense and I would be comfortable with him backing up Manning.

  130. By GaryC on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    I can play with larry fitzgerald and have my neck under the arizona sun,or I can freeze in new york and have to deal with santonio Holmes antics,and I don’t have to compete with my brother for endorsements seeing that we need to market the entire country and not just New York,Daddy Archie says,to be continued.

  131. By scjoe on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wayne, I never said GQ should respond to questions about his whereabouts. Where did you get that from? I made a blanket statement that he, like any other NFL player is not accountable to the press during the off season. It doesn’t matter what it does to his image one way or another, just that he is not accountable during that time.

  132. By IRA on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    I think the best fit for him is Denver. Excellent D, good running game and nice WR’s. Denver would be an instant SB contender. But how weird would it be that Peyton threw his last pass for the Colts against the Jets and possibly he will be throwing his next pass for the Jets? Nobody could’ve seen this possibilty back in Jan 2011.

  133. By scjoe on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, a few days ago you stated that the Jets were a couple of plays away from getting in to the tournament, today you write you just can’t see how Peyton would make the Jets SB contenders because of other needs. Does that mean you don’t think a “healthy” Peyton would make up for those “couple of plays” 100 times over? Lets be honest, Mark Sanchez did nothing over those last 3 games to get us in to the tournament, Peyton Manning can. He can carry a team, he has proved that, Mark Sanchez can not. I can not understand how any Jet fan would not want to see this man in a Jet uni.

  134. By Kevin65Fan on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    I will laugh like crazy if the news conference with Manning is to….announce his RETIREMENT…and retire as a Colt.

    What a joke it would be on all the other sports writers…

  135. By scjoe on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Uncle Joe, yes, NE would have to give up a 1st rounder for Wallace, and it would be there best draft selection in recent memory. Besides, they still have another #1 two #2s and two #3s. You say Revis would blanket Wallace, well that may or may not be true, but what about the other 14 games NE plays? Who else will beat this team? Who else would stop that offense after adding Wallace on top of everything else they have. As for their cap? I think you will see some restructuring soon and signing Welker to a deal more cap friendly.

  136. By Tom Spicer on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Frank, “You happy now Spicer?????????” I am not sure what you mean? Will I be happy if we get Peyton HELL YEA!

  137. By scjoe on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    It looks like fans on this site are split over bringing Peyton in. I will say this, and I know I will get lots of slack about being negative. But the only way the NY Jets compete with the NE Patriots is by having Peyton Manning as their starting QB PERIOD! You can call it negativity, I call it a fact. No other QB either on the roster now, or who will be available, can do that. I know you pro Sanchez guys will strongly disagree, but it is what it is. Lets see who gets the opportunity to say “I told you so”

  138. By Karan on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Jets should get their hands on Mark Barron if still available at #16. Looks like most of the safeties we needed have been franchised.

  139. By Karan on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Peytons the man but stick with Mark.

  140. By westcoastJET28 on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Frank for pointing out how Sanchez’s money is NOT guaranteed in ’12. Let DKM and the other ‘capologist’ that think his contract will hurt us know this. Allan, you couldn’t have made a more horrible analogy. If we can get Peyton, how can any of you not want him in Green & White? Why would you not want to win now? Do you really want to suffer another 2-3 years of mediocrity under the helm of as so many call him “Sanchize-not?” I for one do not. I want to win NOW. If Sanchez can become as great as Peyton, I would gladly eat my words, but, I don’t see that ever happening.

  141. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    uncle joe, you’re talking about the Pats like they’re the Jets, they have 6 picks in the 1st 3 rounds and are the lowest under the cap in our division, so they can easily afford Wallace. Ira and Karan, your posts are fascinating in their subtext which is, “I know Manning’s great and Sanchez is in no way ready to lead us to a SB, which we’re under incredible pressure to do because NE and the Giants have reduced us to a joke, but I don’t know, I still like Sanchez, winning a SB wouldn’t be good for us, we should be happy with the playoffs…” You sound like Energy Secretary Chu trying to convince us high gas prices are a good thing. Frank, I’d give up even more than that for Brees, no two ways about it. scjoe, great posts here on everything.

  142. By Frank on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ok let me see….on one hand we have Sanchize-Not we bring in Sparano to dumb-down the play book so that he can be moderately successful who has consistantly been in the bottom tier of QB’s in his three years OR we have a chance at getting arguably one of the best to ever play the game while he still may have 3 or 4 good years left? What do you do….geezzzz thats a hard one. Spicer you and I are on the same page for once.

  143. By GaryC on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Is Peyton actually going to let someone hit him before he signs his deal,only jet management would be that dumb to do that,oh, that’s right, they have done dumb things before.

  144. By Frank on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ira the only way we were picking Favre was if we traded up. Atlanta jumped ahead of us and the irony was he sat on the bench for a year. Wolf leaves the Jets goes to the Packers and one of his first moves was to trade for Favre. We should have demanded a conspiracy investigation later on :)
    You mean you didn’t like Nagle?…..JK.
    And Archie did not want Peyton playing for Parcells that is a fact. It really is ironic how we keep missing these iconic QB’s the same could be said of Marino when we skipped him and drafted O’Brien.

  145. By Frank on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Westcoast there would be some dead money (about 3 Mil) if we trade/release Sanchize-Not but certainly not enough to hurt our chances of acquiring Manning.

  146. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    westcoast, I was trying to say that Mark is not bad. If Manning is available and we had a good chance of landing him, who wouldn’t want Manning (if Healthly) on their team? Unless you got guys named Brady and Brees on your squad. So I compared mark to a v6..and Manning to a hemi. What would you rather drive? what would you rather have? Sanchez who clearly shows not to have the mental make-up when things don’t go right or Manning who is smarter then most NFL coaches and possibly the best QB ever in the NFL. One thing I know is that on this site we all have one thing in common..we want a winning team..we want to see NYJ win a superbowl. That I know we can all agree on.

  147. By scjoe on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    westcoast28, a word from that other “capologist” yes Sanchez salary is not guaranteed in 2012, who ever said it was? He is due over 14mil in 2012, if he is cut (which he will never be) it will save 9mil against the cap with more then 5mil becoming dead money. I talked of consequences should they restructure, “future consequences” so exactly what is your point?

  148. By Karan on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Jet Fan 64, I never said the Jets can’t win a Super Bowl with Mark Sanchez, I think its absolutely possible.

  149. By Frank on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    The more I think about it….there is no way Peyton goes to the NFC and compete against his brother. I really believe they and their family would love to play each other in a superbowl. That leaves the Jets, Dolphins, Chiefs and Broncos as the most likely suitors. I don’t see him going to the Broncos I really think it will boil down to the Dolphins and the Jets.

  150. By westcoastJET28 on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    If you all havent yet heard Marshall Faulk’s 2 cents on the Manning saga… I recommend listening in. I don’t think anyone could have said what he has with his relationship and expertise in Manning. Peyton will not go to an NFC team!! GaryC, he is just in denial. When Peyton brings us a SB ring I bet he will be the first to shout out the J-E-T-S!!! JETS!!! JETS!!! JETS!!! chant.

  151. By Rafael on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Not sure how the cap numbers will work, or if it will work at all but we need to release ‘Tone & Pace & sign Manning, Wayne & Mario Williams!!!

  152. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Could you imagine Brady throwing to Wallace? Having Gronk-Hernandez-Welker in the mix? Then throw in that they will surely go after FA to upgrade their defense. So now NE becomes more dangerous..great.
    Now..say if Dolphins land Manning who has a good O-line..good running game and a defense that’s getting better..So now we’ll have TWO all world QB’s in the same division. I sure wouldn’t like to start the season knowing that’s four losses right there. If Manning does not come to NY..let’s pray he goes out west…..

  153. By scjoe on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Just listening to Kirwin and Ryan on Sirius NFL radio and Pat Kirwin stated that there will be no tire kicking with Peyton. No other team doctors will be allowed to evaluate him as a prerequisite to signing him. He says that Peyton considers himself ready and that is that. He says Tom Condon (Peyton’s agent) will be asking for “a lot of money” and the interested teams can take it or leave it. What does that equal? Risk!

  154. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Karan, I know you think Sanchez could win a SB with the Jets, in fact you even predicted it for next yr. What I said is that you and Ira seem to be struggling to convince yourself that we should stick with Sanchez even if we can get a healthy Manning at one of the low pts in the franchise’s history and when we really need to win a SB pretty soon. And I compared this to people who for some reason or other try to convince themselves that Energy Secretary Chu is right that gas prices should be high instead of just admitting that none of us can afford that and they need to be lower. Me, I got no time for or interest in playing games, if Manning’s healthy and wants to play here for a yr or 2 that puts a possibly merciful end to the Sanchez era.

  155. By GaryC on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    west coast, you can dream on too,I guess peyton will cure the safety issues, lack of pass rush,and one thing you guys who love him forget, the guy always played in a dome, you actually think he will go to a cold weather site with NO DOME.that is why he always lost to new england until he got them in the dome.GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE CLOUDS.

  156. By Frank on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Using the same logic I said above and it seems based on what westcoast said Marshall said…I wonder if Manning would come to New Jersey and compete in the same market as his brother. I am almost thinking the Dolphins are were he is going to end up. No NFC or New York to compete with Eli but stay in the AFC to potentially go head to head with Eli in an superbowl.
    How depressing would that scenerio be…us being stuck with Sanchize-Not and having to compete with Manning and Brady. Manning to the Dolphins would really be the worst possible scenerio.

  157. By wetscoastJET28 on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Scjoe, I understand the dead money situation but, you don’t get that the consequencies in the future you refer to are insignificant in comparision to what we would gain. I may have talked about restructuring in older posts here but, I said nothing of that nature today. My point is that we will always have money and find ways to make use of it, even if it means to eat some of it. Like I said before, who really cares about the money, its is not our job to worry about. As fans we can’t do squat about it. Our Jets need to just do what they have to, to win NOW. Sorry, if I rubbed you the wrong way in that last comment. Nothing personal.

  158. By wetscoastJET28 on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Allan, I guess I just didn’t get you analogy or just didn’t care for it at the time I read it, but, now that you explain it a little I understand. Sorry, I just haven’t been in a good mood and have been taking it out on people on here. Even though I shouldn’t cause we’re all here for one common reason, and that reason is the Jets winning a SB. To be hoonest I would much rather drive a Hemi, lol. And believe me, I’d much rather have Peyton at 60% healthy then a Sanchez. Who wouldn’t. If things don’t go that way, i pray to the football gods to please make Sanchez become Peyton by the end on preseason.

  159. By Joseph Fragoso on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    What do you guys think about signing brandon lloyd and simply using every one of our draft picks to draft offensive lineman? If you throw 7 seven draft picks up on the wall chances are one or two will stick. 110%!!!

  160. By wetscoastJET28 on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Oh yeah, by the way Scjoe, when I wrote “the other ‘capologist’,” I meant to write an ‘s’ at the end of it. It was suppose to be plural not sigular. I have been in debates with a lot of people about this topic in the past month or so. So I do apologize for making it seem like I was calling you out.

  161. By Mike C (fan since '69) on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Agree with Kevin65… seems like a no-brainer… GET MANNING…DUMP SANCHEZ (preferably in the pacific ocean…ok I admit it… never liked him cause I am a Notre Dame fan… only kidding about the ocean, sorry 64Tom don’t want to pollute your area of the country… how bout Pete Carroll’s house)… MANNING TO START AND HELP GROOM MCELROY TO BE OUR FUTURE QB.
    If we keep Sanchez, imagine this chatter during training camp… Sparano: SANCHEZ!!! DROP THAT HOTDOG…QUIT SENDING LOVETEXTS TO THE WIDEOUTS… AND GET OFF THE STATIONARY BIKE!!! WHAT D’YA THINK YOUR TOM BRADY!!! Please Woody, let’s de-rail this circus train and bring an end to the team being considered a joke.

  162. By Mike C (fan since '69) on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    RE: THE JETS ACQUIRING A (FAIRLY HEALTHY) PEYTON MANNING
    IMO, I would think the Marketing $$ potential alone would be immense. The Manning Boys would rule over Madison Avenue and NYC (just feel that this would be so, as I formerly worked in the NY advertising industry). Manning jerseys in green and blue all over the Big Apple = WINNING!…to paraphrase Charlie Sheen
    C,mon Woody and Mr T… lets roll the dice again… no chance, no dance…
    you gotta be in it…to win it (place any other bad cliche here). Still like that we took a chance with Favre… we had to… at least it put us in the conversation/spotlight again, even though it probably opened the door for the Sanchize.

  163. By Harvard prof on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Im a Harvard Professor… and through detailed analysis of the Jets Schedual next year I have conclude that the Jets should go 4-11 next year… and thats IF the Bills Stink. The Jets must sign Peyton for 20 million next year, to avoid having to pay Sanchez the 14 MILLION he is due to be payed as a GAME MANAGER! nobody is talking about the fact that SANCHIZE is blowing up our salery cap with is overbloated contract that payed him 17 million last year. He is payed more than Arron rogers, Andy dalton, and Cam Newton COMBINED… please tell me which one of those QBs would be back ups to sanchize? NONE! im sick and tired of people defending sanchez when he is getting payed more than DREW BREEZE. Get Peyton and VINCE YNG as a cheap backup!

  164. By Row on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    I just want a hitter at SS, all we really need him to do is not overpursue, tackle a big QB, or a bigger RB, and play some zone against overhyped TE’s. Orton is the only QB I would be willing to bring in, period. The Jet offense needs a first round caliber RB, I would be willing to trade up for the right guy that doesn’t seek contact, but not as our 1st pick. We have to find a game changer on defense with that pick. I like the Abraham idea. Still need an ILB. Keller is way overrated, maybe seek a trade with him. Bob Sanders, Roy Williams, or Reggie Nelson at FS maybe.. Just need hitters.. We had a huge liability last year at safety. For some reason no one could help with the run or tackle Tebow. Mr.T please forget flash or name recognition, we need players! Go Jets

  165. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    Ok. Now Houston is the mix. And I am afraid to admit it, but that’s the perfect team for Manning. Great running game, O-line, Andre Johnson, the defense and it’s in a dome. Sighhhhhhhh. Plus what better way to stick to the team that dumped you. Colts in same divison. My only question is what will they do with shaub? trade him?

  166. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    I’m with you, Mike C and Harvard prof, the Era of Sanchez Denial must end. The first big step in that direction has been taken with the spectacle of no less than Spicer, once a virtual Cerberus at the gates of Sanchez-Is-Great Never-Neverland, now ranting that we MUST get Peyton. This bodes well for the season even if we don’t get Peyton, as it means that MS’s glaring inadequacies won’t be tolerated as well by Jet fans as they have been to date. Of course, if we end up with both Brady and Peyton in our own division, denial re MS will be more laughable than ever.

  167. By steven on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    Poe Turns the Jets DL into WALL STREET

  168. By steven on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    Get Manning, Sign a guard who can protect Manning, get Brayon Edwards back for Manning to throw to and then draft Poe who will cause teams to fear the NY Jets Defense. The sacks will come up the middle with him

  169. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton will select a team by next week. If this is true it’s going to get nerve racking for Jet fans. I try to come with all the reasons in the world why Peyton should come to NY. His parents said at least it will cut the travel time to see both sons. Eli said he doesn’t get to see his brother as much and it will be cool to have him in NY. So what if they share the same house. The endorsement deals will go through the roof with both mannings. Imagine superbowl 2014 in MetlIfe both brothers going head to head. All the jets have to do is make a package deal for him and wayne, sign Carl Nicks to have 4 pro-bowl lineman and there you go. I think Mr.Johnson told Sanchez that they were going to look into Peyton.

  170. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    That’s why I believe Mark has been so quiet. Peyton will have the weapons, Holmes-Wayne-Keller-Kerley. He’ll have a running game too. If they sign Nicks I believe Greene and Mcknight will have a better year. So that leaves us with our draft picks. Focus on defense get faster and stronger up front add 1 or 2 FA for leadership on the D. Because you won’t have to worry about leadership on the Offense if Manning is at the helm. He will command it on day 1. And players already have the upmost respect for him. I don’t think we can keep both Manning and Sanchez so GQ may ask to be released or traded. Seattle? And I can see McElory learning from one of the greatest QB’s ever.

  171. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    Now for plan B. No Peyton. Now we must go out and find a GOOD back-up QB to push Mark, or McElory can push Sanchez for starting QB. Then focus on getting Nicks to upgrade O-Line and draft defensive stud and running back in later rounds. Grab key FA to help out right away. Because if Peyton goes to Miami we’ll have to deal with 2 of the greastest QB’s in NFL history in our division.

  172. By MIKE on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    First off, how about nobody is allowed to compare Peyton Manning to Brett Favre. Favre was fun to watch but Peyton Manning defines the term franchise QB and is top 5 ALL-TIME. Favre couldn’t crack top 10. As much as it would be fun to have Manning for 1 year or 2 it’s not 1 super bowl for Jets fans I am interested in. It’s year after year like the Ravens, Steelers, Pats being in contention for superbowl, winning divisions and being a major threat to wins SB’s every year and win one here and there. Signing Manning may take this team to the next level for now but it would out Jets at square one when he is done. That’s the debate.

  173. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 9, 2012 | Reply

    Allan, I see that just about everything I said on the story ahead of this one has already been said by you here. The only thing I disagree about is your Plan B. Without Peyton, and especially if he goes to MIA, Plan B is pretty much build toward 2013. A Sanchez-Henne “battle” to start will excite no one, least of all ticketholders who thought they might’ve been buying a ticket to the 2014 SB. With no Peyton to attract blue-chip FA’s, especially on O, 2012 probably becomes just about working in some new draft picks, watching the O flounder as usual, seeing Revis, Mangold, and Holmes start to get fed up with playing for such a clueless org, and a 6-10 or so finish after which everybody from Mr T on down and half the roster are booted out.

  174. By ROY23 on Mar 9, 2012 | Reply

    I’D LIKE 2 LET ALL YOU KNOW MATHIS RESIGNED WITH INDY. J.A& N.L BACK WOULD BE GREAT. WHAT ABOUT M. TRUF. FROM SEA. RELEASED EARLIER THIS WEEK???

  175. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 9, 2012 | Reply

    ’64 Tom, I see your point on plan B. I am in such a win now mode. But if we get to see the future McElory-Mcknight-Kerley and somehow build around that just maybe NYJ will be in good shape. Does that sound like rebuilding? hate to admit it but that’s what we’ll be doing. And it’s not fair to those guys like revis and mangold to start all over again. Rex and Mike T will most likely be gone if that happens. I think it would have been better for Mark to struggle more during his 1st 2 yrs. With have a number 1 offense and defense it masked his true abilities to handle adversity. Everyone QB is different. But GQ just doesn’t seem to have “it”. Look at Dalton and Strafford..youngs guys who would get in your face. Mark..puts his head down.

  176. By Allan O'Dane on Mar 9, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like he lost his puppy. Near tears sometimes. Maybe he’s just not tuff enough for NY. I know from playing this game I would follow the guy who shows true leadership. If you look weak to me there’s noway I am going to respect you as a leader. Tired of the same nonsense..”I can’t make those mistakes”..” I gotta do better then that”..”Not going to win if I play like that”..come on man!…how many times do I have to hear that?!?…I tell my son..if you want to be great go above and beyond the next guy..do things he’s not doing, push yourself harder..don’t make excuses if you fail, when you make the excuses you failed already. I want the NYJ to get it right. rebuild if you have to. Just make the right moves…the ones that make sense.

  177. By Jet Blue on Mar 9, 2012 | Reply

    JFS ’64 Tom – As usual, you are right on about 2012. If we toss Sanchez back out there this season we’ve got absolutely no hope for anything other than to clean house after the season is over. Too many Bloggers want to keep harping on the two AFC Champ games we went to. We lost them both and followed on with a disappointing 8-8 season. Other teams are improving and Jets are going in the opposite direction. This team is fractured. Rex doesn’t seem to know how to prepare for a game week to week and the players don’t have any faith in their QB. As a fan, it’s not the money I may invest in going to games that hurts, it’s the emotional strain and drain that I feel watching this team struggle to find themselves. Payton or Brees? I wish.

  178. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 9, 2012 | Reply

    Allan and Jet Blue, I agree with everything in your posts and thank you for the support. As an old New Yorker who came west to battle dragons, I’ll tell ya my motto has always been, “I don’t GET heart attacks, I GIVE heart attacks!” I haven’t always gotten the desired results including when I played QB — but when I played QB, that’s how I played it. Anyway, it made my day to hear you say you think Sanchez will ask to be traded whether we get Peyton or not, that would solve everything at the QB position re the cap, McElroy, drafting a new QB soon, etc. And I’m trying to return the favor by directing you guys to my post to wayne on the story ahead of this one on how a 3-yr Peyton deal, which is what I’m sure the FO is thinking, would work.

  179. By ROY23 on Mar 10, 2012 | Reply

    i WAS JUST SAYING LAST YR. WE PUT ALL OF OUR FOCUS ON 1 PLAYER & LOST PROSPECTIVE ON THE TEAM & PLAYERS. IN TURN COST US OUR OWN FREE AGENTS NOT TO MENTION SOME REALLY GOOD FREE AGENTS FROM OTHER TEAMS…

  180. By GreenfiendNYJ on Mar 10, 2012 | Reply

    my heart literally sank when i found out we gave Sanchez an extension, i feel about as bad as i did when we lost the 2 AFC championship games… at a lost for words

  181. By Mike V on Mar 10, 2012 | Reply

    Giving Sanchez an extension pretty much assures us Jets fan of not going to the Super Bowl for three more years. I guess Ryan and Tannebaum are going to ride Sanchez until they get fired – which they will be because MS isn’t up to the job and never will be. If we sign Chad Henne as a bck-up I will puke! Sanchez and Henne are about as bad as you can get and every other GM knows it! I hope Greg McElroy gets a fair chance – he is our best option at QB. Namath was right again; Manning had NO interest in being a Jet! One more thing… why give Sanchez an extension and more money? He wasn’t going anywhere because NOBODY ELSE IS INTERESTED IN HIM! Where was he going to go? We could have cut his pay and he would stay! He has no options!!

  182. By GreenfiendNYJ on Mar 10, 2012 | Reply

    after a brief cool down, they are dangling quite a bit of motivation in front of him as only $20mil is guaranteed and he as potential to make plenty more on top of the $40.56mil bass per Adam Shefter. We also free up cap space that i gravely hope we spend on a pass rusher and safety (Melvin Bullett maybe?) if Manning favors Miami as much as reported

  183. By IRA IS WRONG on Mar 11, 2012 | Reply

    JaMarcus Russell is a better option at QB than Sanchize… call him up!

  184. By Dave on Mar 12, 2012 | Reply

    I am so upset that the Jets give an extension to a QB who has shown us already that he is not worth the money he was getting. I cringe every time he handles the ball. I have been a fan for almost 30 years and this has to be the top of the worst decisions that the Jets ever made and believe me they have made millions.

  185. By wayne on Mar 12, 2012 | Reply

    SHOPPING LIST: (1) Right Tackle (2) Wide Receiver…………………………………..Money is not the motivation GQ needs, at 25 he’s got a lot of that already, which many would say, he hasn’t earned. There’s nothing like knowing someone could whip your tail and take your spot to get a competitor going….Doesn’t matter if it’s in business or on the playing field, competition brings out the best in you……….if you have it………

  186. By john ski on Mar 12, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s everybody calm down a bit on Sanchez; we have a couple of things that should make us happy. We didn’t get a shot at Manning (and I’m greatful for that); Shotty was a big problem for us from Pennington to MS, and he’s gone. Sparano is a coach that knows how to work with what he has and he seems to be run oriented which will let us know about Greene soon enough. I love the fact that when everyone is publicly singing Shotty’s praises years ago, Sparano had enough guts to identify that Pennington’s arm alone would not carry a team…and introduced the wildcat!! Shotty didn’t know what to do with Chad, Kellen, Brett, and now Sanchez; I’m excited again!! Now we have to take the blinders off and get rid of some dead weight.

  187. By JOHNNYA on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I LUV IRA…EVER THE OPTIMIST.I DONT SEE HOW HE TOUGHT THE MARKET 4 SAFETIES WAS THIN ON MARCH 4. THERE PLENTY OF GUYS AVAILABLE LIKE BABINEAUX, REGGIE NELSON WHO IVE BEEN PRAYING SINCE THE FALL WLDN’T B RESIGNED BY CINCI & WHO HAS THE RANGE, SPEED & EXPERIENCE WE NEED. WHAT’S MORE, HE CAN COVER THE FASTER WIDE RECEIVERS. SO ITS A GIVEN HE CAN RUN STEP 4 STEP WITH 260 LB TIGHT ENDS, NO MATTER HOW FAST GRONKOWSKI OR HERNANDEZ ARE. LO N BEHOLD, REGGGIE NELSONS HERE 4 A 2DAY VISIT. HE WONT( I WOULD BE SHOCKED) LEAVE W/O HIS SIGNATURE ON A CONTRACT. JUST SO HAPPENS HIS TRIP N VISIT OVERLAPS WITH THAT OF LARON LANDRY’S. IRA FYI; IM ALSO AN LSU FAN AND I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW LANDRY IS 1 OF THE HARDEST HITTING, IN THE BOX SAFETIES IN THE NFL!

  188. By JOHNNYA on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    JETS COME OUT OF THIS WEEKEND WITH BOTH NELSON N LANDRY IN THE FOLD 2 GO ALONG W STANTON AND THE KID FROM OAKLAND WHO, ALTHOUGH HE’S NO HOUSE HOLD NAME, HE HAS SKILLS AND TALENT. i WOULD LOVE 2 SEE THEM GRAB A VERNON CAREY 2 PROTECT SANCHEZ FROM BEING KILLED, MAIMED AND BROKEN IN PIECES. ALSO W AN ORT TACKLE IN THE FOLD AND BOTH SAFETY POSITIONS SECURED, THE DRAFT, WITH ALL 11 OF OUR PICKS WILL DEEPEN THE ROSTER AND GET US YOUNGER. THIS TEAM, BECAUSE OF A SMART GM, WLL BE RIGHT BACK IN NTHE THICK OF A CHAMPONSHIP HUNT

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